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Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Donna Marie McVey

October 5, 1956August 6, 2019
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Donna Marie McVey was born on October 5, 1956 in Bethpage, New York and passed away on August 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • FAMILY

  • Alexander Frank Fasano, Father (deceased)
  • Joan Fasano, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert McVey, Husband (deceased)
  • Susan Ferriero, Sister
  • Alex Fasano, Brother
  • Frank Fasano, Brother
  • Michael Fasano, Brother
  • David Ward, Son
  • Eileen Brosky, Best Friend

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Memorial Tribute Friday, August 16, 2019

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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Donna Marie McVey. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Donna was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

       She was the daughter of Alexander and Joan Fasano. Donna was raised in Long Island, New York. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Donna was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Donna's personality throughout her life.

      Though Donna was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Donna was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Donna worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Donna was raised with four siblings. Donna and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Donna was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Donna was always tactful. One thing Donna will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Donna had a number of interests and was an active child. Donna took part in softball, tennis, field hockey and bowling.

      For Donna, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Donna was also adept at details. Donna was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Gulf High School in 1974. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      There was one thing that all of Donna's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Donna was such a popular person throughout her life. But Donna was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Donna was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Donna was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Donna was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Donna was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Donna made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. Later in life, she became best friends for 15 years with Eileen Brosky, her gifted caregiver.

      Donna was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Donna cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On 1990 Donna married Robert at Grace Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill, Florida. Compassionate and devoted, Donna worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Donna and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Donna was blessed with one son, David. Donna was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Donna was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Donna would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Donna, and she expected the same from those around her. Donna was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Donna was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Donna handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was as a loan officer in her earlier years before retiring and continued to work as an assistant bowling manger. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Donna enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits was watching sports, especially tennis.

      Donna was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Donna was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Donna played field hockey, tennis and softball. Recreational sports included bowling. Donna also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list was football.

      Since it was easy for Donna to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since she was practical and cost effective, Donna was ready when that day to retire finally came in 2011. Her new life involved relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. In retirement, she found new pleasure in watching tv and sports. Even in retirement, Donna stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Donna passed away on August 6, 2019 at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Battled caner for eight years. She is survived by her son, David Ward, brothers Alex, Frankie, Michael and sister, Susan Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary, Las Vegas, Nevada. Donna was laid to rest in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Trinity, Florida.

      Donna was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Donna was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Donna Marie McVey.